Fundraising events

PE continued

It’s a knockout For a larger event, try an inflatables day. The outlay may seem large, but this fun idea will draw in more participants, meaning more sponsorship. An ‘It’s A Knockout!’ fundraising event will attract spectators as well as those taking part – after all, what better way to encourage more donations than to let the donors see the challenge for themselves! Companies such as Knockout Challenge (knockout- can adapt a package to suit your size and budget, and bring their own insurance, PA system, trophies and medals.

Powershot challenge Ask pupils to seek sponsorship to achieve their fastest shot at a football goal, allowing three turns each. Obtain a speed-radar machine to record the speed of each shot – local sports clubs may allow you to hire or borrow one. Give people an incentive to take part by having a range of prizes up for grabs, and award prizes to the pupils with the fastest shot and the most sponsorship money raised.


Grow a pound Give each pupil or class a set amount of money, from £1-£10, which they must then use to set up their own business in groups of three to five. This could either be running a stall at your summer fair or at an event dedicated entirely to their fundraising schemes. As well as a great learning experience, it's also a good way to get extra manpower for a fair. Offer a reward for the group that makes the most money.


Art exhibition Challenge pupils to create a piece of art based around a theme. Frame the finished artworks and display them in your school hall. Charge an entry fee for visitors, sell refreshments and sell the framed art to parents. Companies such as Images ( can do the framing for you, making it a fairly simple event.

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Ready, Steady... Read Usborne runs sponsored literacy challenges that combine fundraising with promoting a love of reading – Ready, Steady...Read! for older children or Ready, Steady...Listen! for younger children. Children are sponsored to read as much as they can in a given time. Usborne provides sponsorship forms, posters and letters to parents. Depending on the amount of money raised, you can also receive free books for your school. Find out more at

Word in a word Give every child a sponsorship form and ask them to find as many words

Design competition Set up an art competition asking pupils to create a piece of work based around a theme. Charge 50p-£2 for entry, depending on your school. Primary schools may wish to invite children to do simple artwork of painting or colouring, while older pupils may be more creative with materials. Divide into age categories and award a winner in each. Alternatively, how about a photography competition?

Fashion show Work with teaching staff to run a fashion show exhibiting the results of a textiles project. Drama students can give your event pizzazz with dramatic lighting.

as they can using the letters in your school name. They collect an amount per word from their sponsors.You could also award prizes for the most words, the longest word, the most unusual word and the best anagram.

Sponsored spell Ask teachers to prepare a spelling test to be sent home with a sponsorship form. Children can practise the words and seek sponsorship over the holidays, for example 10p for every correct word. Children are tested when they return to school, then collect their sponsorship money. Award prizes to the top fundraisers in each class, year or key stage.

HUMANITIES Prizes To further encourage

curriculum engagement you could award prizes

relating to that particular subject. To boost profits, can you get donations

from local shops or ask a company to sponsor the prizes?

International evening Raise awareness of other cultures with an international evening. Focus on one culture and plan it around a festival, such as Diwali in autumn or a French evening for Bastille Day, or bring numerous cultures together. Incorporate performances such as Bollywood dancing or African drumming, found via adverts in your local paper or on social media. Get pupils to make

decorations in class in

advance, researching what would be relevant. Ask local restaurants that serve different

types of cuisine to donate dishes in exchange for advertising, or ask parents to get involved.

TIP Let people know what you’re raising money for. People will always be more willing to support an event when they know what a difference their donation will make to pupils’ learning


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